Excuse the dreadful photos, but the shopping centre was far too busy for me to pose among everyone, so I hid in the underground carpark instead! I hadn’t realised just how bad the photos were until we got home and I saw them on the computer. Oh well…the main point was to show you my new neutral handbag and glasses, so at least they do that!
I had been searching for a neutral handbag for some time. And, because I’m quite picky about the shape of the bag and the thickness of the strap, I hadn’t found what I was looking for…until I popped into Parfois last week and spotted this little beauty. It’s exactly what I had been searching for, so I was a happy girl. I’ve used it every time I’ve been out of the house since I bought it. That, and my camel Timberland sandals that I got from Barcelona. They’re back in store this season, and they’re also available in black and green. I’m very tempted by the green ones!
I know I could have worn pretty much anything with this neutral handbag and sandals and it would’ve gone well, but I decided to keep the colours fairly muted, so wore the light green blouse from Primark (last summer) and my cream cargo jeans from (H&M). I added some neutral jewellery and I was all set for a little trip out. We actually went for a wander around Vilamoura Marina first but the sun was so bright (not to mention, hot!), that we couldn’t really get any decent photos there either. So we ended up popping into Forum Algarve (a shopping centre in Faro) for a bite to eat before heading home.
Oh, I almost forgot to mention my new glasses. I’d been having a lot of head / eye aches lately and my eyesight was driving me mad, so I went to a more local opticians and had my eyes tested (my last test was just a year ago). As it turned out, my left eye had gotten a little worse but my right was the same as last year, hence the headaches. Also, the progressive lenses I’d got last year were driving me insane! Seriously, if I’d known they’d be as awful as they were, I would never have forked out all that money for them. If you’re thinking about progressive lenses…honestly, judging by my experience, I’d say avoid them as long as you can! I’m so happy to have normal lenses again…and I don’t mind one bit that I have to carry a second pair of reading glasses around with me!
As for the frames, I decided to go for something completely neutral this time round, so I chose some colourless ones that go with absolutely everything. I’m quite pleased with them actually. I know these aren’t the best photos to show them off, but what do you think?
And now, let’s get on with the Neverending Style Link-Up! I hope you’ll add all your blog posts, instagram, TikTok, YouTube etc! See you next week!